Medical SLP Roles: From Diagnostic Characteristics to Treatment Approaches

Presented by Michael E. Groher, Ph.D.


February 25, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 3:15 PM EST

February 26, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 3:15 PM EST

Registration Fee:  $247 for Speech-Language Pathologists

After this course, you will be able to…

  • To provide and describe an orientation to the medical setting that will impact the application of medical SLP interventions
  • To identify, define, and apply concepts of identification of disorders commonly referred to a medical SLP
  • To provide a working framework in order to apply diagnostic and treatment approaches by diagnostic category
  • To identify how differential diagnostic characteristics can be important in the application of diagnostic and treatment approaches



Friday, February 25, 2022

  • 11:00-12:00 PM EST- Players in the Medical Setting
  • 12:00-12:30 PM EST- Orientation to Medical Disorders Seen by the SLP
  • 12:30-1:30 PM EST- Non-Progressive Neurological Disorders Part 1
  • 1:30- 1:45 PM EST- Break
  • 1:45- 3:00 PM- Non-Progressive Neurological Disorder Part 2
  • 3:00-3:15 PM EST- Q+A

Saturday, February 26, 2022

  • 11:00-12:00 PM EST- Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • 12:00-1:00 PM EST- Head and Neck Cancer
  • 1:00-1:15 PM EST- Q+A
  • 1:15- 1:30 PM EST- Break
  • 1:30- 2:15 PM General Concepts on Dysphagia Management
  • 2:15-3:00 PM- Acute and Non-Acute Medical Conditions
  • 3:00-3:15 PM EST- Q+A

Speaker Information

Michael Groher is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.  Dr. Groher has spent the majority of his career working as a medical speech pathologist in acute and long-term care settings. The majority of hospital work was done for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle/Tacoma, New York, and Tampa. He is best known for his research and clinical work with patients who have swallowing disorders. The majority of his work is summarized in three texts: Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management (Three editions), Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders, and Clinical Management of Dysphagia in Adults and Children, third edition, Elsevier 2020.  Dr. Groher is an ASHA Fellow, has received Honors from ASHA, and is a past founding associate editor for the journal Dysphagia. He is an honorary member of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation.


  • Speaker fees from “Medical SLP Education”
  • Consulting fee from Nippon Dental University
  • Royalties from Medbridge, Inc and Elsevier Publishers
  • No non-financial disclosures.

Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be emailed to you after the presentation. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion within 48 hours.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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Medical SLP Roles: From Diagnostic Characteristics to Treatment Approaches

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